Egyptian parliament votes to extend president’s term limits
If the proposed amendments is finally adopted, Mr al-Sissi can run for two more terms – six years each, potentially staying in power until 2034.
Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing
At least five others are serving a 10-year sentence in the same case.
Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports
China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.
13 quarantined in Uganda after contacting dead body suspected of Ebola
The people travelled to DRC’s Bunia hospital to repatriate the body of the deceased 46 year old male for burial in the eastern district of Tororo.
Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda’s censorship law
The government is proposing regulations that include vetting new songs, videos and film scripts, prior to their release.
Zimbabwe: 15 killed in ruthless crackdown on protesters – Amnesty International
“The Zimbabwean authorities will never be able to convince anyone that the country is open for business if they continue to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them.”
Ugandan minister lists ‘sexy, curvy women’ as tourist attraction
Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda.
Ethiopian parliament passes ‘Africa’s strongest’ tobacco control legislation
The law will save lives and protect over 105 million people in Africa’s second most populous nation, experts say.
Zambia orders suspension of DSTV show over homosexuality
The show was launched in January.
Tanzanian police arrest 10 businessmen over killing of children
This brings to 14 the number of children killed in the region over superstitious beliefs.
How change happened in Ethiopia: a review of how Abiy rose to power
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s rise to power was not without challenges.
Fourth student dies after school walkway collapse in South Africa
Two boys and one girl, aged between 14 and 17, died on February 1, after the shock from the collapse of the walkway at their school.
Car bomb kills two at Somalia shopping mall — Police
The blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants.
Egypt arrests 54 Muslim Brotherhood members over planning violent acts
The country has been facing a wave of terror attacks since the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Sub-Saharan Africa, home of world’s most corrupt governments – Report
Five sub-Saharan African countries are among the 10 perceived to have the world’s most corrupt public sectors.
Kenya’s apex bank says national debt hits 56.5 percent of GDP
Kenya’s debt profile had risen from 42 percent of the GDP since President Uhuru Kenyatta came to power in 2013, angering opposition critics.
How Kenya’s tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks
Kenya’s tourism industry is heavily focused on its beaches and wildlife.
Zimbabwe soldiers accused of beatings amid protest crackdown
Lawyers and activists say Zimbabwe police and soldiers have killed at least 12 people.
Ethiopia pardons 13,000 people accused of treason, terrorism
The beneficiaries have since been handed certificates of pardoning.